Wednesday, July 24, 2024

The 2021 Great Shark Race Is Underway

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The 2021 Great Shark Race overseen by the Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) is now underway.

The race will run from now through July 14th, 2021 and features two shark species known for their long migrations, the Whale Shark and the Shortfin Mako.

The fun event is aimed at increasing our knowledge of both species. While we know they are great travelers, less is known about the factors that drive migration, differences between the sexes, and much more.

GHRI sponsored fin-mounted SPOT satellite tags, allowing scientists to follow the sharks on their migration in virtually-real-time. The individual animal who covers the longest distance will be declared this year’s shark race winner.

You can check out the 2021 Great Shark Race here or find out more about the Guy Harvey Research Institute here.

(Image credit: Guy Harvey Research Institute)

Sam Helmy
Sam Helmyhttps://www.deeperblue.com
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for DeeperBlue.com

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